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Out100 2011

A complete list of this year's honorees


Larry Kramer, Legend (READ MORE)
Andrej Pejic, Stylemaker of the Year (READ INTERVIEW)
Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Artist of the Year (READ INTERVIEW) (READ STORY)
Kathy Griffin, Entertainer of the Year (READ INTERVIEW)
Daniel Hernandez Jr., Hero
John Ashbery, Poet
Ken Mehlman, Politician
David Mixner, Writer & Activist
Brad Goreski, Stylist
John Ashbery, Poet
Mark Leno, California State Senator
Colman Domingo, Actor
Geri Jewell, Comedian, Actor & Writer
Dan Savage, Journalist, Writer & Activist
Robert Wilson, Director & Creative Guru
Gareth Thomas, Rugby Player
Don Lemon, TV Anchor
Howard Bragman, Publicist
Chaz Bono, Writer & Activist (READ MORE)
Dustin Lance Black, Screenwriter & Playwright (READ INTERVIEW WITH ARMIE HAMMER)
Josh Seefried, Air Force Officer & Activist (READ MORE)
J. Paul Oetken, Federal Judge
Andii Viveros, Prom Queen
Adam Lambert, Pop Icon (READ INTERVIEW)
Jeremy Bernard, White House Social Secretary
Andrew Haigh, Screenwriter & Director
Jamie Clayton, Actor (READ INTERVIEW)
Paul Mpagi Sepuya, Artist
Chad Hodge, TV Writer & Producer
Mickalene Thomas, Artist
Harmony Santana, Actor
Mark Kanemura, Choreographer
Abe Sylvia, Screenwriter & Director
Josh Berman, Writer & Producer
Don Roos, Writer & Producer
Dan Bucatinsky, Writer & Producer (READ MORE)
Tim Gunn, TV Personality & Fashion Guru
Justin Vivian Bond, Writer, Musician & Performer (READ STORY)
Sandra Bernhard, Comedian (READ MORE)
Marios Schwab, Fashion Designer
Jonathan Saunders, Fashion Designer
Peter Som, Fashion Designer
Roland Emmerich, Hitmaker
Bob Mould, Alt-Rock Superstar
Adam Bouska, Photographer & Activist
Julie Mehretu, Artist (READ MORE)
Robert Pruitt, Artist
Thierry-Maxime Loriot, Curator
Karey Dornetto, Comedian
Alan Hollinghurst, Writer
Nicola Formichetti, Creative Director (READ INTERVIEW)
Jeremy Heimans, Activist
Jose Antonio Vargas, Writer
Jared Eng, Blogger
Jeff Whitty, Playwright
Wayne Koestenbaum, Poet & Cultural Critic (READ MORE)
Thomas Duane, New York State Senator
Daniel O'Donnell, New York State Assembly Member
George C. Wolfe, Writer & Director
Rory O'Malley, Actor (READ MORE)
Matt Doyle, Actor
Stephen Karam, Playwright (READ INTERVIEW)
Charles Perez, Anchorman & Writer
Celine Sciamma, Screenwriter & Director
Andy Cohen, TV Executive
Lauren Mollica, Professional Skateboarder
Brian Pendleton, Fundraiser
Chad Goldman, Fundraiser
Yigit Pura, Chef
JD Samson, Musician
Nomi Ruiz, Musician
Melissa Ferrick, Musician
Dee Rees, Screenwriter & Director
Jared Max, Sportscaster
Steve Buckley, Sports Columnist
Kye Allums, College Athlete
Charles "Zan" Christensen, Writer
Mark Brill, Illustrator
Charles Busch, Playwright & Actor (READ MORE)
Drew Droege, Comedian & Performer (WATCH VIDEO)
Nicolas Ripoll, Model
Rev. Mally Lloyd, Episcopalian Priest
Rev. Katherine Ragsdale, Episcopalian Priest
Gareth Pugh, Fashion Designer
Michael Bronski, Writer
Rahul Mehta, Writer
Justin Spring, Writer & Curator
Ariel Levy, Journalist
Jess Cagle, Editor
Jack Calhoun, Fashion Mogul
Stephen Merritt, Musician
Duane Cramer, Photographer & Activist
Raja, Performer
Hahn-Bin, Violinist
Katie Stelmanis, Musician
Paul Jasmin, Photographer
George Kotsiopoulos, Stylist
Jake Conway, Editor
Shangela, Entertainer (READ INTERVIEW)
James Duke Mason Actor & Activist
Logan Voxx, Activist
Ryan Trecartin, Artist
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17th Annual Out100

Get an exclusive look as Out unveils the honorees of this year's Out100, our annual salute to the year's most inspiring people.

17th Annual Out100

17th Annual Out100

Photography by Gavin Bond
In 2011, we were reminded of the extraordinary power of the individual to inspire and motivate by example. A gay intern helped save the life of U.S. Representative Gabrielle Giffords; a young transgender student was crowned high school prom queen; a New York City lawyer became the first openly gay man appointed to the federal bench; and an air force officer, who helped found an undercover group of 4,000 LGBT active-duty service members, was free to come out -- along with tens of thousands of his colleagues. These four courageous people are all honored in this year's Out100, with many others who have inspired and moved us.

They include legends such as Larry Kramer -- whose 1985 play, The Normal Heart, received a stunning revival on Broadway this past season -- as well as iconoclasts, like Justin Vivian Bond and Sandra Bernhard, and newsmakers, such as Chaz Bono, whose participation in the most recent season of Dancing With the Stars was as groundbreaking as it was stirring.

To pay homage to their individualism, this year's portfolio is inspired by iconic portraits of the 20th century, from Richard Avedon's image of a shaving Marlon Brando and Robert Mapplethorpe's Patti Smith to Herb Ritts's Madonna and Harry Benson's timeless portraits of the Beatles pillow-fighting.

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